I'm not new to medhelp, but I also have not posted on the medical forums in a really long time, though I do lurk posts from time to time.
Anyway, I am 35 weeks and 2 days along. I've been having braxton hicks contractions about every 2-3 minutes. I'm only concerned because they are happening so often...they are not painful or increasing in intensity. I also do not have lower back pain, so i don't think that I am in labor. This is my first child, so i'm not sure if i will know what "real" labor feels like. So, for women who have given birth before...could this mean that real labor is close? Should I call labor & delivery?
If you experience bh more than 4-6 times per hour you should be calling your Ob. Most likely you are dehydrated and he/she will advise you to drink fluids and move around a bit but I would still call my Dr if I were you
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